Fire Safety Tips
York County Youth Fire Safety and Intervention Collaborative is a program of
York County Emergency Management Agency
Keep matches and lighters out of sight and out of reach including child resistant lighters. A child resistant lighter is not child proof, not even for a two year old.
Teach children of all ages that fire, even small ones can spread quickly.
Set a good example for your children Children learn by watching and imitating adults. What you DO is more important that what you TELL a child.
Teach older children the proper techniques for using fire with supervision.
Talk to your children and adolescents about the legal consequences of firesetting.
Find out more about the laws in Maine by going to the State Fire Marshal's Website:
1. Regularly Inspect Your Home for Fire Hazards
2. Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
3. Develop and Practice a Home Fire Escape Plan